Lauren Opal Boebert, 34-year-old firearms enthusiast, covid-restrictions refusenik, QAnon sympathizer, somehow or other brand-new newly-sworn-in member of Congress from the third district of Colorado (western slice of the state), and electoral-vote rejecter, tweeting on Wednesday:
8:30 a.m., before the shitshow started:
Boebert was already notable for having filmed herself apparently walking around DC with a concealed pistol in violation of the law.
I guess the gun was not too useful Wednesday.
And here is her comment on the state of things today.
which probably deserves some kind of Olympic award for gaslighting.
I’ve been following this guy, John Scott-Railton, working to crowd-source IDs of the most dangerous insurrectionists based on publicly available photos and video. Two fingered by this means, who entered the House gallery bearing zip-tie handcuffs, have already been arrested.
He posted this today:
NOTE per request by wade norris: Colorado Pols had this story earlier.
Addendum: Colorado Pols notes the Capitol was breached at 2:16 p.m. (per NPR), meaning that the two location tweets were sent within 2 minutes after that event.
UPDATE: Just made another connection that may shed light on Boebert’s “Today is 1776”:
“(Ali) Alexander led a host of activists threatening to '1776'...opponents of Trump’s re-election.”
This Ali Alexander:
Who is Ali Alexander?
Tangential but urgent, related to Scott-Railton’s warning, and I am timed out on new diaries. Katersky is an ABC News journalist.